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National Stroke Month: Acting F.A.S.T. Is Key for Stroke

— Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients get the treatments they desperately need. The stroke treatments that work best are available only if the stroke is recognized and diagnosed within 3 hours of the first symptoms. Stroke patients may not be eligible for these if they don’t arrive at the hospital in time. If you think... Read More

Recognizing Our Amazing Nurses!

— National Nurses Week: May 6-12 National Nurses Week is a wonderful opportunity to honor the “Mother of Nursing,” Florence Nightingale, and all the dedicated, compassionate nurses who have followed in her footsteps. Florence was a British citizen and social reformer. In 1854, she and a group of nurses provided care to wounded soldiers during the... Read More

Hobbies: New & Old

— With all of the current shelter-in-place and social distancing directives, it’s a great time to learn something new or catch up on old hobbies and activities. Coloring has been proven to have great benefits for all ages, including stress relief, improving motor control and creativity, and increasing concentration. Many online retailers now carry coloring options... Read More

Communicating With Loved Ones During Social Distancing

— There is nothing as valuable as one-on-one time with the people you love. With the current social distancing guidelines, you may need to get creative with how to stay in contact. Fortunately, there are many options to see loved ones when you can’t be in the same room, including apps like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and... Read More

Tell A Story Day is April 27 – Steps to Write Your Own Story

— Writing a story, whether a short story or a novel, is similar to building a house. You must first start with a foundation. This is, of course, the idea stage. What story do you want to tell? Once you have set up your foundation, you will need to draft an outline. Jot down your thoughts... Read More

Find Fulfillment in Volunteering

— Volunteering is an incredibly fulfilling activity and can give new meaning to our lives. Perhaps this is one of the reasons so many retirees find such great joy in volunteering. When we leave a career, we sometimes need to find a new focus or passion in life. Having a sense of meaning and purpose is... Read More

Temporary Visitation Restriction

— EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, DUE TO THE HIGH RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) OUR FACILITY HAS MADE A DECISION TO IMPOSE A TEMPORARY VISITATION RESTRICTION. We are taking these highly unusual measures in order to protect the residents entrusted in our care as well as to protect our wonderful hardworking staff! Yesterday the Centers for Disease... Read More

Corona virus (COVID-19) Update

— To Our Residents and Family Members: We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Oak Park Nursing and Rehabilitation. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern.... Read More